Information and Communication Technologies

  • Tomorrow afternoon (26 August), there will be an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference on: “Cyber-Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure”. The meeting has been organised by Indonesia, in cooperation with Belgium, Estonia and Viet Nam, and the International Committee of the Red Cross...

  • Tomorrow (22 May) there will be an Arria-formula meeting on: “Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building”, organised by Estonia in cooperation with Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Kenya. Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will deliver opening remarks and...

  • The world’s first electronic computer, ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), was completed in 1945, the year the United Nations was created. ENIAC’s applications were military: it was financed by the US Army. Nearly 75 years later, technology has vast reach and destabilising potential: a recent United Nations University report says that the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and other powerful dual-use technologies places the world at “a time of technological rupture with implications for large-scale crisis prevention”. There are innumerable life-improving applications, but a far-reaching dark side.

  • 23 November 2016

    Open Arria-formula Meeting on Cybersecurity

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    On Monday (28 November), Spain and Senegal are organising an open Arria-formula meeting on cybersecurity and international peace and security. The meeting will be chaired by Félix Sanz, Chairperson of Spain’s National Cybersecurity Council, and Ambassador Fodé Seck (Senegal). The...